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Opus 2: 6 Sinfoniae and 6 Concerti a Cinque (Albinoni)

(Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)

This was the second of the 10 opuses written by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni which were composed in 1700, while he was employed as a violinist.  This set of instrumental works was dedicated to Fernando Carlo, Duke of Mantua.  The sonatas have stayed with the tradition of Corelli in that they are normally done in four movements moving from slow to fast and back again.

Concerto No 4 in G, Op. 2, No. 8
La Serenissima
Avie 2106 (CD: The Rise of the North Violin Concert 1690-1740)

Sonata a Cinque No. 5 in D, Op.2
I Musici
Philips 432 115- 2 (CD: 12 Concerti, Op. 7 and Sonatas, Op. 2/Albinoni)

Sonata a Cinque No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 2
Capella Istropolitana
Naxos  550877 (CD: Italian Concerti Gross)
Conductor – Jaroslav Krechek